It'll be one of the quieter weekends for video games I've had in a while, but there are a few things that I'll invariably end up doing. There's one game that simply can't get away from, and I've got a new toy to play with as well.
The one game that I've become completely lost in again is Endless Space, the space 4X from Amplitude Studios (also responsible for Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Legend). I tried getting into Endless Legend over Christmas, but found myself coming back to the cosmos instead.
I'm constantly losing time every night because of this, which is less than ideal given that the sequel is due out this year. Although refining up on my management of dust and my ship-building skills will probably come in handy at some point.
The cool toy I've picked up recently is a CronusMAX Pro, a device that lets me use any controller with any console. I got it so I could use the Xbox Elite controller with my PS4, but I've since discovered you can get a mouse and keyboard working via the CronusMAX too.
Currently it's setup so it has to reauthenticate with the console every 10 minutes, which makes it less than ideal for any games that automatically pause whenever a controller disconnects (like NBA 2K16). But the controller's back up and working by the time the notification comes up on the screen, and fortunately Gauntlet, Need for Speed and HELLDIVERS all worked without a hitch.
Apparently with the latest firmware all you have to do is get any cheap USB 2.0 hub (4 ports, usually) and then you can connect your PS4 controller and controller of choice into the CronusMAX, which then plugs into one of the console's USB ports. That's how I've seen it work online, anyway, and I since I could use another USB hub I'll undoubtedly be checking this out.
Also, the prospect of trolling people in Call of Duty by playing with a mouse and keyboard seems like a great way to spend an evening or two. Am I a terrible person for saying that?
Anyway, what are you playing this weekend?